After two months of ships circling each other honking and making puffy smoke clouds in open beta, and probably some cannon fire too now I think about it, World of Warships [official site] is almost ready to properly launch. Developers Wargaming today announced that on September 17th they'll smash a bottle over the free-to-play naval battler's bow and christen it the HMS Totes Released before sending it down the digital slipway into the virtual sea.
Release it. They'll release it. World of Warships is coming out on September 17th.
Like World of Tanks and World of Warplanes, Warships is a fairly arcade-y take on ye olde warfare based around different classes of ship that counter each other in different ways. Here, that's destroyers, cruisers, battleships, and aircraft carriers.
But what oh what will be in the game at launch? Wargaming explain:
"On September 17th, players will have four distinct classes of warships to command, featuring some of history’s most iconic vessels including legendary battleship Yamato and aircraft carrier Midway. Two full Tech Trees from the U.S. and Japan are available at launch, and several vessels from the U.K, Germany, and the U.S.S.R, including Warspite, Tirpitz, and Aurora also enter the fight. In total, there are currently over 80 historical vessels available, with more nations on their way this year."